Seven Mile Bridge Run
A South Florida man won the overall men’s title during an annual footrace over the Florida Keys Overseas Highway’s longest bridge.
The Seven Mile Bridge, longest of 42 spans on the Florida Keys’ Overseas Highway, is to close temporarily to vehicular traffic during the early morning hours Saturday, April 13, for the 32nd annual footrace over the convergence of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
For the first time in the history of the 7-Mile Bridge Run marathon, runners at the starting line were told it was too dangerous for them on the bridge, and the race was canceled. It’s not known if, or when, it will be rescheduled.
If you’re planning on traveling to the Keys early Saturday morning you may run into a slight delay.
A Miami lifeguard won the men’s overall division and posted the best time of 1,500 runners Saturday morning in a footrace over the longest of 43 bridges that help comprise the Florida Keys Overseas Highway. Notably, the bridge was reopened after the race.
The Seven Mile Bridge, longest of 43 spans in the Florida Keys, will temporarily close to traffic this weekend for the annual 7-Mile Bridge Run.